India drive off – with the first one day international
Following the disaster that was the Stanford match, Kevin Pietersen's side travelled to India in the hope of beginning the ODI series in good form, however India showed the confidence which smashed the Aussies, as England looked like the team who lost.... $20 million.
Yuvraj Singh's man-of-the-match winning 138, set India on the way and was followed up by an English battling collapse. Pietersen & Bopara got past the fifty mark, but the damage was already done.
Pietersen: "At the end of the day when you stand up and watch innings like Yuvraj - Sehwag and Gambhir also played well, you just have to say well played guys. The pitch was a perfect batting beauty. They played superb cricket today. We have to regroup and sort things out. There are six games still left."
England, 7/4 for the second match on 17 November, need to bounce back - but it's going to be hard work.
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